Am I Required To Provide My Ex With My New Address?

Pittsburgh divorce lawyer Anna CiardiQuestion:

I moved out of the marital home during our separation before filing for divorce.

I pick up and drop off the kids at her house so she doesn’t know where I live. Though we have this arrangement there is not a cour-ordered child custody schedule in place.

My wife is requesting my new address, but I do not want to give it to her for fear of property damage or other things she might do to my home and vehicles.

Do I have to provide her with my new address?


I am unable to give you legal advice on divorce. I can give general divorce help for men, though, my knowledge is based on Pennsylvania divorce laws where I am licensed to practice.

Technically, since there is no court order in place right now regarding child custody, there is nothing that is compelling you to provide your wife with your new address.

However, in the event that your custody matter is brought to the court, the judge will very likely order you to provide your wife with your current address if it is where the children will be spending time.

This ability to know where the children are when you are not the custodial parent is something that is viewed as very important by the courts and that should be applied equally to both parents.

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Generally, the exception to this rule is if there is a past history of violent behavior or domestic abuse.

If you have evidence that your wife has acted this way in the past, such as past incidences of property damage or violence toward you, then this could enable you to convince the court that your address should be kept confidential from your wife.

Remember, I am unable to provide you with anything more than divorce tips for men, so please consult with divorce lawyers for men in your jurisdiction.

To arrange an initial consultation to discuss divorce rights for men with a Cordell & Cordell attorney, including Pittsburgh Divorce Lawyer Anna M. Ciardi, contact Cordell & Cordell.

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